As Halloween approaches, the time has never been better for an exciting photo competition. Somerlap will present the winner with £100 worth of vouchers to spend at Somerlap.

In order to enter, simply take a photo of any Somerlap product that you have purchased for your house or garden, then send it to us either on social media or in an email.

Create the ultimate garden A creative customer turned pallets into an inspirational outdoor sofa. The use of dark paint works very well.

Whether it’s timber you’ve purchased from Somerlap to build an animal hut, or a proudly presented garden bench, all photo entries are welcome. The only condition is that you must have purchased the product from Somerlap. The winner will be decided based on the application of effort, creativity and skill. Entries are welcome until 31st October, when we will announce the winner.

Three tips to win

1) Take your time when taking the photo

It will certainly pay to take your time when photographing your Somerlap product. It’s a good idea to position the product in a way that you think looks best. Bear in mind the surroundings and any props that could work in your favour. For instance, an attractive throw draped over a bench would significantly enhance the photo.

While an inspiring photograph will certainly be taken into account, we do not expect the results of a budding photographer. The most important aspect we judge is the use and display of your Somerlap product.

2) Be creative

pixabay-pallet-furniture Clever projects that turn pallets into quirky pieces of furniture is fun and cost-effective.

A participant who has been particularly creative is sure to be a likely winner. Personal imagination goes a long way. For example, a customer recently purchased Somerlap pallets to build a house for her rabbits. Another customer bought some pallets to build his own log shelter. The possibilities are endless. Perhaps you’ve made a wine-rack or a mug shelf out of an ‘upcycled’ pallet. Creativity will turn the casual participant into a serious contender.

It is not necessary for the winner to have made something out of Somerlap timber. A bench painted in a wonderful colour for example, or a well-positioned trellis that encourages growth of clematis and climbers; these are both worthy contributions. Alternatively, a modest planter that contains fine looking plants would put a smile on the faces of Somerlap’s open-minded judges.

Customer Shed Painted A customer in Taunton combined contrasting paints to great effect with their new bespoke Somerlap shed. The result is a brilliantly refreshing and innovative shed.

3) Lastly, effort is key

kellys-bench A humble picnic bench painted with an attractive colour is an example of a commendable effort.

It does not matter what Somerlap product you have bought. If care and attention has been applied, rest assured the participant will stand out from the crowd. For example, if you have bought a classic Somerlap fence panel, you could win the competition if it adds a lovely appearance to your garden.

Good luck with your photos. Please do send to us through any one of our social media channels. Options include posting: on our Facebook page; Twitter feed with '@somerlap' included; or to Instagram with the Hashtag #somerlapphoto. Alternatively just email your photo to

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